No matter how cautious we are with our skin and hair, problems will always arise. Nobody has perfect skin or hair and if we want to achieve one that is as close to perfect as possible, we really need to have a beauty regimen that we should stick to. You can never take skin care for granted because you will also be paying for it in the end by having different kinds of skin problems.
If you take a look at beauty stores, you’ll find rows and rows of different products from different manufacturers. Ads on these products often claim that the product can resolve whatever problem the product was made to resolve. In the perfect world, it would be this way. But not in the real world. Not every product in the market can actually resolve skin problems. And what’s even worse is that these products contain chemicals which can only worsen the state of your skin.
But do not start worrying just yet because there are cheaper and natural ways to resolve your skin problems. Items like onions, lemons and strawberries can be easily found in your kitchen. And if not, these items can be easily acquired by simply going to the grocery store. In this article, you will find some of the most common skin problems that we need to deal with and how they can be resolved the natural way using products that can be found in your kitchen.
Problem number 1: Dark spots and hyper pigmentation
Red onion and lemon juice have high acid content. Mixing them together will give you an alternative to products/treatments for the said problem. Commercially available products tend to be harsh because of the chemicals that it contains. But not this lemon and onion combo because it is mild but effective nonetheless.
How? Take one fourth of a red onion and mix it with lemon juice that has been freshly squeezed. Once done, take a Q-tip and apply the mixture on the areas of your skin that you want to treat. Wash the mixture after fifteen minutes.
Problem number 2: Hands and feet that are calloused and dry
All you need is a foot and hand scrub. But don’t rush out to the grocery to get a bottle or tube of foot and hand scrub. Make your own scrub instead. Combine coffee grounds with almond milk. The latter has a lot of vitamin E and antioxidants. It prevents collagen from breaking down and cell damage. Coffee grounds is great for getting rid of dead skin cells that prevents your skin from becoming radiant.
Problem number 3: Dull skin
It is a common belief that radiant and glowing skin can be achieved by topical treatments only. Again and again,people need to be reminded that radiant skin can be best achieved by eating/drinking skin food. So to help you get rid of that dull skin and have glowing skin, drink a glass of peppermint tea everyday.
Problem number 4: UV damage and skin tone that is not even
Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and it also has salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a major ingredient in many treatments for acne and it is also good for preventing or delaying acne breakout. Honey, on the other hand, has anti-bacterial properties. Together, they can be used to make a mask that can be much better than the ones you can buy from a store.
To make this mask, mash three strawberries. Add a tablespoon of honey to the mixture. Let the mask sit on your face for half an hour before rinsing it with water.
Problem number 5: Dry and frizzy hair
Warm weather makes hair dry, unmanageable and even frizzy. But this can be fixed by applying coconut oil. It is an effective remedy for frizz and it is vital for the nourishment of your hair. After you shampoo your hair, apply one tablespoon of coconut oil on your hair. Leave it on your hair for ten minute before rinsing it with cold water.
Again, skin and hair problems can be resolved in many ways using different products and treatments. But if you know of a DIY solution that is all natural for your problem, then opt to go for the DIY solution instead of resorting to chemical-loaded products. Sometimes you might not be able to see the effects of natural products right away but be comforted by the fact that you will benefit from it in the long run. You are saving yourself from the harmful side effects of products with harsh chemicals.